My galleries show nothing but nature's splendor, so sit back, relax, and let nature work it's magic as you browse through the galleries.
I hope you find something that helps take your mind off the stressful things of everyday life.
I try to add photos regularly, so check back often.
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Flowers are a favorite subject of most nature photographers and I am no exception. They provide color, interesting shapes, and variety. Flowers generally give us a warm feeling with thoughts of sunshine and warm weather.
In this gallery I not only show the colorful blooms of flowers, but also include some shots of just the foliage and also some flowering shrubs or trees.
Woods and forests are one of my favorite places to shoot because they are among my favorite places to be. Within them is mystery, adventure, wonder, life, and beauty. You never know what you might find when you venture into them. Inside a woods or forest you are somewhat enclosed and yet out in the open of the great outdoors. I love the seclusion, the quietness, and peacefulness of being surrounded by trees. When I am in such places, I feel completely relaxed, and troubles and cares are forgotten. Time seems to almost stand still. I hope that I have been able to show some of these feelings, along with the beauty that I see, in my photographs. All photos are from around or within a woods or forest. This includes anything from wide angle views to close ups of details found within the woods. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the photos.
Streams, creeks, rivers, puddles, ponds, and lakes. All of these photos feature water, as a part of nature, and as a main subject. I have always loved being near any body of water, as I find it very relaxing. I enjoy walking along the banks of streams because you never know what you will see around the next bend.
These are photos of the often overlooked simple things in nature that are beautiful in their own way. These are the things we don't even notice most of the time due to our busy schedules. Sometimes it's nice to slow things down for a while to take a closer look at nature. There is beauty all around us if we will just take the time to see it.
At this time, I have visited the Smoky Mountains twice. Both trips were in the spring. It is a wonderful place to photograph as there is a lot of diversity in the subjects you can shoot. All the photographs were taken from within or around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Over the past few years I have occasionally enjoyed searching for pleasing designs while looking closely at details in nature. Sometimes, if I use my imagination, I can see something in the details of an object other than the object itself, kind of like when a cloud looks like an animal or something. When looking for images like this I am forced to slow down and concentrate my attention to only what I am looking at. This is a good way to remove all thoughts of problems, schedules, and other stressful things. I have recently had a renewed interest in this type of photography, and so decided to start this gallery of images. I hope to continue to add new photos to the gallery in the future.
A lot of my photography has been influenced by other photographers. One, whose work I greatly admire, is Eliot Porter. I have many of his books, and I really like his choice of subject matter, and his style of nature photography. I think his work has taught me to look a little closer at nature, and find the beauty that most people walk past without noticing. Another photographer I have always admired is William Neill. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest landscape photographers ever. I took a couple online courses by him years ago and learned a great deal from them. I think the images in this gallery show the influence these photographers have had on me, although my work cannot compare to theirs. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think.
© Philip B. Ludwig